Can't do no work blues

No Work Daniel P Hudelson

It strikes me as thinking man's blues, just trying very hard to go way beyond the minimum blues requirements.

Mostly that works for me. At times I feel this is how Steely Dan jamming with the Doobie Brothers would play the blues. There is all this funk fused into it.

It's pretty good, and yet I feel I can't consider it great. There's a serious air about it that needs loosened up to line up better with its cool funkiness. There are plenty of good lyrics, but they just don't seem to go in a building a story direction, they just drift to the end.

The guitar lead is, for example, impeccably played but not imbued with the blues so much as an impression of it.


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